• (America) IPA: /moʊlt/
  • (British) IPA: /mɒlt/
  • (RP) IPA: /məʊlt/

moult (plural moults)

  1. The process of shedding or losing a covering of fur, feathers or skin etc.
    Some birds change colour during their winter moult.
  2. The skin or feathers cast off during the process of moulting.
    Synonyms: exuvia
  • French: mue
  • German: Mauser (feathers), Häutung (skin)
  • Italian: muta, muda
  • Portuguese: muda
  • Russian: ли́нька
  • Spanish: muda
Translations Verb

moult (moults, present participle moulting; past and past participle moulted)

  1. (intransitive) To shed or lose a covering of hair or fur, feathers, skin, horns, etc, and replace it with a fresh one.
    Synonyms: shed, slough
  2. (transitive) To shed in such a manner.
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Proper noun
  1. Surname

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